Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.0732 ratings
9.080 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

Moderate concentration, massive tannins this wine drinks more like Barolo (not that that's bad). Caparzo is always an excellent value

Moderate concentration, massive tannins this wine drinks more like Barolo (not that that's bad). Caparzo is always an excellent value

Jan 18th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

I am going to tell you the first time I was going to open this wine I was scared off from opening it. I wee told that Caparzo didn't make a good wine and I would be disappointed. Well I am here to tell you that that is not true with this Sangiovese. I am usually not a big Sangiovese fan and this wine has made me rethink that thought. At first impressions the nose is a bit muted. After a bit of vigorous swirling I am getting plum, black cherry with hints of licorice. This wine is supposed to be right in its drinking period, 2010-2020. At first sip I am pleasantly surprised at how smooth this is. Nice silky tanning, still very good acidity. The fruit is right there with red cherries and strawberry jam. All in all a very nicely balanced and finish.

I am going to tell you the first time I was going to open this wine I was scared off from opening it. I wee told that Caparzo didn't make a good wine and I would be disappointed. Well I am here to tell you that that is not true with this Sangiovese. I am usually not a big Sangiovese fan and this wine has made me rethink that thought. At first impressions the nose is a bit muted. After a bit of vigorous swirling I am getting plum, black cherry with hints of licorice. This wine is supposed to be right in its drinking period, 2010-2020. At first sip I am pleasantly surprised at how smooth this is. Nice silky tanning, still very good acidity. The fruit is right there with red cherries and strawberry jam. All in all a very nicely balanced and finish.

6 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Very approachable right now. Generous style with supple tannins.

Very approachable right now. Generous style with supple tannins.

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.2

Drinking fantastic. Rustic and smooth with loads of cherry and herb notes. Tomato leaf and a slight tobacco.

Drinking fantastic. Rustic and smooth with loads of cherry and herb notes. Tomato leaf and a slight tobacco.

2 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Jeff Lander

Jeff had this 4 years ago

Jeff had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2014
Andy Dobmeier

Andy had this 5 years ago

Andy had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2013
Andy Dobmeier

Andy had this 5 years ago

Andy had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2013
Adam Jesberger

Showing a precise tertiary level for its age and 375ml bottle size. Still has some grip, dusty library notes but still holding onto lots of ripe and tart fruit character and a long meaty herbaceous finish. Very good. Can go much longer.

Showing a precise tertiary level for its age and 375ml bottle size. Still has some grip, dusty library notes but still holding onto lots of ripe and tart fruit character and a long meaty herbaceous finish. Very good. Can go much longer.

Oct 8th, 2016
Phil Stice

Lighter color and a pronounced sweetness on the palate.

Lighter color and a pronounced sweetness on the palate.

Mar 18th, 2016
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

A lovely Brunello more on the mild rather than the intense side, very elegant and well made. Lovely color nose of chocolate, coffee and black currents, with spicy cherry, medium to full body with pleasant tannins and good acidity, balanced and elegant with a lingering finish. My score 88+, drink to 2020

A lovely Brunello more on the mild rather than the intense side, very elegant and well made. Lovely color nose of chocolate, coffee and black currents, with spicy cherry, medium to full body with pleasant tannins and good acidity, balanced and elegant with a lingering finish. My score 88+, drink to 2020

Feb 17th, 2016